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Sleep Apnea Treatment Specialist

Victor Zeines, DDS, MS

Holistic Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Woodstock, Shokan, NY

If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep because of sleep apnea, holistic dentist Victor Zeines, DDS, offers noninvasive, all-natural solutions at his offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City and Shokan, New York. To improve sleep quality without surgery, call his office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sleep Apnea Q &A

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs for a variety of reasons. It often causes you to start and stop breathing periodically throughout the night or snore loudly. 

Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to debilitating complications. But Dr. Zeines offers simple solutions that can help you breathe easier and sleep better.

What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Common sleep apnea symptoms include:

  • Periods of stopped breathing
  • Loud snoring
  • Morning headaches
  • Morning dry mouth
  • Gasping for air during sleep 
  • Problems falling or staying asleep
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness

Your provider can diagnose sleep apnea after discussing your medical history and symptoms with you. They complete a physical exam, order imaging procedures if needed, and have you complete a sleep study when necessary. 

What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?

While anyone can develop sleep apnea, some factors boost your risk, including:

  • Having a thicker neck
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Excess body weight
  • Being male
  • Narrowed airway
  • Older age
  • Alcohol or sedative use
  • Nasal congestion
  • Smoking
  • Medical conditions

Type 2 diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome in women, Parkinson’s disease, or prior stroke, as well as asthma and chronic lung diseases, also boost your risk of developing sleep disorders. 

What are common sleep apnea treatments?

To find the best sleep apnea treatment for you, Dr. Zeines discusses your medical and oral health history. He completes kinesiological testing and tongue assessments as a natural means of evaluating your oral health and wellness.

Sleep apnea treatments available with Dr. Zeines include:

Techniques that improve airflow

Dr. Zeines offers jaw exercises and custom-fitted oral appliances that reposition your jaw and improve airflow during sleep. 

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes you can make to maximize sleep quality include losing weight, getting regular exercise, eating healthy foods, and not drinking alcohol, smoking, or taking sleeping pills. Sleep on your side or your stomach, rather than on your back, to maximize airflow and breathing.

To learn more about sleep apnea treatments and find one that’s right for you, call the office of Victor Zeines, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.